Hunter Education

Hunters Education Courses

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1973 must have completed a hunter education course and show the certificate to purchase any hunting license in Wisconsin. Wisconsin law requires anyone under the age of 16 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 18 while hunting or using a firearm for any purpose. However, young people who complete the hunter education course and receive a certificate are eligible to hunt and use firearms without supervision at age 14.

The hunter education course instills in students the knowledge and skill to be a responsible and safe hunter. The basic course consists of 10 lessons during a minimum of 10 hours. Students learn how hunting accidents are caused and how they can be prevented. Hunter responsibility and safety are stressed throughout the classes, which consist of lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, practical exercises, and individual study and activity assignments.

Hunter education graduates receive a certificate that is accepted in every state, Canadian Province, and Mexico. 

2018 Hunter Education/Safety Course Schedules

DateTimeType of Class
March 25:30pm - 8:30pm (DNR)In Person Instruction
March 35:30pm - 8:30pm (DNR)In Person Instruction
March 55:30pm - 8:30pm (DNR)In Person Instruction
March 105:30pm - 8:30pm (DNR)In Person Instruction
March 125:30pm - 8:30pm (DNR)In Person Instruction
March 1408:00am - 12:00 NoonField Day
Online Course Requirement
March 2807:30am - 03:30pmOnline Course Completion Field Day
August 807:30am - 03:30pmOnline Course Completion Field Day
October 307:30am - 03:30pmOnline Course Completion Field Day

All Activities will held at the Oconomowoc Sportsman’s Club Grounds and Clubhouse.

Course Info
Those enrolled in the Hunters Ed classes must acquire a DNR Customer Number by calling 1-888-936-7463.  You may also get a DNR Customer Number by clicking here.

Minors must have their parent’s signature.

Fee for the course is $10.00.

If you wish to register & enroll, please proceed to the DNR Hunter Safety Registration page. Each registrant will require a DNR Customer Number in order to complete their registration.

IF you are a Member of the OCS, there is no need for you to register at the DNR (it would help if you did). We will take care of the registration for you

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has information on the courses and requirements. They also have taken over all course registration.


We need Hunter Safety Instructors to help fulfill the tradition of OSC providing classes for the youth. We hold two sessions a year. One sesession is 5 nights within the first two weeks of March and then a field day on Saturday. The next one is held in August and is just a Field Day in conjunction with the youth passing an online class.

A DNR Representative will hold a class to train instructors at our club. This can be done in one day from 9 until 2. I have tentatively scheduled the class on January 13, 2018. You will have to pass a background check.

If you are willing to help and give your time to mentor new hunters, please put your name and phone number below. The time spent during Hunter Safety Class with the youth will count towards your work hours for OSC.

If you have any further question, please call Kitty at 920-650-2212

Instructor Training  – All Hunter’s Education Instructors will need continuing education credits prior to 2013. These credits can be earned via open book test, regional workshops, or meetings. Contact the DNR for more information.